FA 70 | Hope Christian 43 (Faith Baptist Christmas Tournament)
This was our opening game in the Faith Baptist Tournament vs Hope Christian out of Yulee, Florida. We played a very uninspiring first quarter. Our energy level was not very good, and I had to make some lineup changes in the 2nd quarter to get us going. Once we did that, things changed and we became more focused on what we needed to do. We took an 18 point lead going into the half. I liked how our guys played off the bench and giving them time was important as we roll into our region play. We didn't play Vic Riden as he was nursing a sprained ankle he got in practice. We were led in scoring by Wiliam Jobe with 22 points, followed by Grant Moore with 14, Jordan Triplett with 13, Bryce Reilly with 10, Rashon Jackson with 5, Xavier Preston with 4 and 10 rebounds, and Isaiah Preston with 2 points.
FA 83 | Southside Christian 54 (Faith Baptist Christmas Tournament)
Coming into this game, we knew Southside would pressure us full court with a 2-2-1 press and play a pressure man half-court defense. They probably weren't ready for us to attack their pressure and be able to score easily against them. I was happy that our team was aggressive versus the pressure and were able to get many open shots. We can make plays if we take care of the ball and share the ball. It was a good weekend to end 2021... our second consecutive FBCA Tournament Championship. Junior, Xavier Preston, was named MVP of the Tournament. We had many great individual accomplishments this weekend, but I would rather focus on us as a team. We are getting better, and our focus has been there. Our energy level wasn't great, but we came through finals okay and won 3 games.
William Jobe led us in scoring with 29 points, followed by Xavier Preston with 23, Bryce Reilly with 12, Grant Moore with 8, Rashon Jackson with 8, and Jordan Triplett with 2.